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Sugar addiction and how to overcome it
January 22, 2019 10:45 PM PST
Dr Sandra Cabot discusses sugar addiction and how to overcome it with Dr Olivia Lesslar.
It’s normal to get sugar cravings every now and then. However, if you find that you cannot go more than a few hours before reaching for a sweet treat and have trouble controlling how much you eat, then it could be a sign that you’re addicted to sugar. When we consume sugar, it activates the reward centre of the brain to secrete dopamine which makes us feel happy, calm and satisfied. The brain begins to see sugar as a reward and makes you crave it. Research has shown that in some people, sugar can be as addictive as heroine.
Do you find yourself binging on sugar when you’re feeling down? Do you notice headaches, mood swings or low energy levels if you haven’t had sugar for a while? Do you constantly crave sweet treats? If you answered yes to these questions, you could have a sugar addiction which needs to be overcome.Allergies
January 20, 2019 06:53 PM PST
Dr Sandra Cabot discusses allergies with Dr Olivia Lesslar.
An allergic response is an inappropriate reaction (exaggerated response) of the body’s immune system to a substance that is normally harmless to the body.
The offending substance is called an allergen and can include; dust, dust mite, grass pollens, certain foods, food additives, chemicals, some metals like nickel, and animal hair to name but a few.
Initial exposure to the allergen leads to the production of specific antibodies. These antibodies attach themselves to body cells (such as mast cells and basophils that form part of our immune system).
On subsequent exposure, the allergens can then bind to the sensitised cells by bridging the antibodies, like a key fits into a lock. Once unlocked, the mast cells release histamine and other inflammatory chemicals.
These chemicals are responsible for such symptoms as inflammation, swelling, redness, itching, dilatation of blood vessels, constriction of the airways and increased mucus secretion.
Typical allergic reactions include; asthma, hayfever, sinusitis, swelling of the throat (anaphylaxis), hives, eczema, migraine headaches and abdominal bloating and cramping.
According to the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy, four in ten Australians suffer with allergies of some sort including cow’s milk, dust mites, pollen, pets, moulds, certain chemicals and food additives.Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
November 13, 2017 09:55 PM PST
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) means an irritability of the bowel and this can affect any area of the digestive tract.
The most common symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome are:
• Abdominal pain – this may vary from dull aching, swollen pressure, cramping, or sharp in nature. The pains are usually intermittent and may disappear for long periods of time.
November 13, 2017 08:26 PM PST
Most people know there are 2 types of diabetes, but many do not understand that they have very different causes. The symptoms can be similar in the later stages, but in the beginning stages of diabetes, the changes that are happening in the body are incredibly different between diabetes type 1 and diabetes type 2.Natural Ways To Reduce Pain
November 02, 2017 08:27 PM PDT
Although it is not news to those of us that see clients with a variety of conditions relating to inflammation and see the positive impact of dietary modification as part of wellness programs. It seems even the big guns are starting to get the message.Fibromyalgia
November 02, 2017 05:55 PM PDT
Fibromyalgia is a very common problem presenting itself as pain and tenderness in the muscles, ligaments, joints and connective tissue. Patients experience muscular pain that is similar to what results from injury or muscle overuse. You can feel like you’ve been beaten up or lifted heavy weights when you’ve done no such thing.Why am I Tired?
October 22, 2017 05:28 PM PDT
In this day and age, where everything is fast paced and we often feel like there are not enough hours in a day, it’s essential to make sure we are nourishing our body with the correct foods. When we feel exhausted it’s very easy for us to reach for a sugary snack that provides a temporary boost in energy levels, only to result in a sugar crash that leaves us feeling more fatigued than ever.Ultimate Body Detox
October 17, 2017 09:29 PM PDT
If your body is overloaded with toxins, you are likely to feel tired, sluggish and bloated. You may even feel depressed or anxious and suffer with a foggy head.
In our modern world toxins are almost impossible to avoid. Environmental toxins include things like pesticides, food additives, air and water pollution and heavy metals. However, toxins can also be generated within your own body. If you have an overgrowth of harmful bacteria in your intestines, they produce toxins that cause inflammation and free radical damage inside your body.
Your body is cleverly designed to break down toxic substances you are exposed to and eliminate them. However, if you live in a polluted environment, are stressed, drink alcohol or suffer from nutrient deficiencies, the detox channels in your body can quickly become overwhelmed. In this instance, your health would greatly benefit from following the recommendations below.Benefits of Detoxing
October 08, 2017 05:39 PM PDT
Dr Sandra Cabot discusses the importance of detoxing your entire body with Margaret Jasinska ND.
Doing a cleanse, is like giving your body a spring-clean. Cleansing offers additional support to the detoxification organs to remove toxins, waste products and excess cholesterol from the body. We are regularly exposed to an array of chemicals and toxins through cleaning products, industrial gases, pesticides, cigarette smoke, medication, alcohol, personal care products and car fumes. Our livers are responsible for processing all of these toxins, and removing them from our body via our bowels, urine, breath and sweat. Our diets also have a huge impact on our detoxification capability. Refined grains, sugar and processed foods lack the nutrients required for detoxification and place additional strain on our livers. Toxins and fat build-up in the liver, causing it to be sluggish and/or fatty; this increases the risk of insulin resistance, diabetes and obesity.Headaches
September 21, 2017 03:52 PM PDT
Dr Sandra Cabot and Naturopath Margaret Jasinska discuss the topic of headaches and how to alleviate the associated pain.
Many people with a fatty liver are unaware that they even have a liver problem, as the symptoms can be vague and non-specific, especially in the early stages. Most people with a fatty liver feel generally unwell, and find they are becoming increasingly fatigued and overweight for no apparent reason. www.cabothealth.com.au
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